100 Research Topic Guides for Students

By Barbara Wood Borne | Go to book overview
Save to active project

How to Use This Book

100 Research Topic Guides for Students was developed to facilitate a smooth interface between the student and the library, to reduce the level of frustration often encountered when students try to locate information without understanding the system, and to encourage in-depth use of the library that will help to ensure successful results. With the use of a Research Topic Guide, the student is introduced to the library in microcosm and is exposed to the full scope of possible materials to be tapped. Each Guide serves not only as a map to library resources but as an outline to library research procedures.

Students coming to the library to do research have varying needs. Some have a research project to do but have not yet selected a topic. Others have been assigned a specific topic and need resources to obtain information on that topic. Some from the latter group will need to refine or narrow the scope of their chosen topic.


An understanding of the format and intent of the Research Topic Guides is necessary for the librarian to effectively assist the student in their use. Following is a brief analysis of each section, with comments as to rationale.


Although student assignments vary considerably within subject area and grade level, there is a recognizable pattern to assignments, as all experienced librarians know. This pattern corresponds to local curriculum requirements,


Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Cite this page

Cited page

Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
100 Research Topic Guides for Students
Table of contents

Table of contents



Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 234

matching results for page

Cited passage

Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?